Changing Default Office Templates for all users (including ones not yet created)

We need to change the default template for Word 2010 for our users to enable them to use a standard company template going forward. However, all the information I can find relates to changing the files in the AppdataRoamingMicrosoftTemplates folder. This is fine for current users, but a lot of our machines are used by different people and it also would significantly slow down our new build process. Is there any way to change the Default template within Office so it will always use our template instead of the standard supplied office one?



Hello
Have you to tried to do it via group policy?

Check this Microsoft article
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179081%28v=office.14%29.aspx



Hello
Have you to tried to do it via group policy?

Check this Microsoft article
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179081%28v=office.14%29.aspx



In Word, the default template is always the Normal template. It cannot be shared. So if it is on a server, each user would need to have his or her own copy in a non-public folder.

Also remember that if it cannot be found, Word will create a new one from scratch, so any modifications will be lost.



I wasn't planning on sharing it on a server - i was more thinking of replacing the default normal.dot with our customised one within the Office set files; so whenever we create a new user on a machine and they startup office (word), office will copy the customised normal.dot files to the templates folder instead of the standard ones, which us having to then replace them



I can't see any way of making Word do that, even with VBA. If Word is running, it will be using the Normal template, so it would have to be done by something external to Word while Word is stopped.

GPO seems the way to go, but I don't have any admin experience and it looks like a steep learning curve.

This question looks similar to yours:http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Q_28522108.html



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